The Paragraph 166 (P166) programme addresses the challenges that developing countries and the least developed countries face in an increasingly globalized economy through regional and short courses on key issues on the international economic agenda.
This flagship programme focuses on the links between trade, finance, investment, technology and development, and assesses the approaches required to potentially generate gains from trade and investment that would benefit development.
The curriculum is based on UNCTAD competence in development and includes the expertise of the United Nations economic regional commissions and national experts from the programme’s host countries. The programme originates from the Bangkok Plan of Action, adopted during the tenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD X) in 2000. The mandate of the programme has been reaffirmed in the outcomes of every UNCTAD conference since then.
- Asia and the Pacific
- Building Resilience and Responding to Shocks
- Economies in Transition / Eastern Europe
- Latin America and the Caribbean
- Middle East and North Africa
- Multi-regional platform
- Short courses for Geneva-based diplomats